Axelrod hits Steyer’s impeachment push

Axelrod hits Steyer’s impeachment push
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David Axelrod, who served as a top adviser to former President Obama, on Saturday criticized the push led by Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - White House, Dems play blame game over evictions The Memo: Left pins hopes on Nina Turner in Ohio after recent defeats Biden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic MORE, calling the effort "a vanity project."

“Steyer impeachment ads seem to me more of a vanity project than a call to action. It is-at least this point-an unhelpful message,” Axelrod wrote on Twitter.

“If impeachment becomes a political tool, it will be as damaging to our democracy as the degradations @realDonaldTrump has inflicted on it.”


Axelrod’s dismissal of the campaign, titled “Need to Impeach,” comes after Steyer announced on Thursday that he is pouring an additional $10 million into the effort, bringing the total amount he has spent on the push to $20 million.

“Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the American people, and the almost 2 million Americans who have signed our petition agree,” Steyer said in a statement. 

“We’re going to fight even harder to make sure each and every American can make their voice heard, and give them a direct platform to demand action.” 

Steyer said Thursday that he is adding two television ads to the campaign, which is already airing one advertisement. 

Trump has called Steyer “wacky & totally unhinged” over the campaign.